Here's the deal. I can craft. I can make braided rugs, crochet just about anything (with thread too), I can sew, I can CRAFT. And I'd like to make money at it!
I'm not a business-person type. The thought of doing all those things to advertise my business seriously makes me cringe. I tried to have a business once, where I sold items that were drop-shipped, and it was a great product and a great company, but the paperwork was beyond me, even selling one or two items a month on Ebay. I quit Ebay when the fees went up the first time, so I tried to have my own E-commerce site- but it was beyond me. I tried and tried and tried to get zencart to work, I really did! But it was all a mess, and I couldn't get it to work. I have absolutely zero desire to be the bookkeeper, salesperson, promoter, etc etc etc that it takes to own your own business. I would hate it, hate it, hate it. I can't even force myself to fill in one of those "business plan" templates you can download at the SCORE website (http://www.score.org/template_gallery.html
), and I've tried!
What does a person do in that situation? I thought about taking on a partner to handle that aspect of things (my husband already works 40 hours plus, and is finishing off his Bachelors' besides, he can't do it.) But wouldn't my partner rightfully get about half of the profits? Well, if they do get half the profits, would they deserve it? Would the business ever get off the ground?
Everyone is telling me to either get a steady job, or go to school & get my RN. For various reasons, they both sound like purgetory.
What do you guys think?